This week, we have been working with a local artist, designing, inspiring and creating banners which represent our school values.
Ramadan in Year 6
Hajar, Maysoon and Jenna wanted to share with you what they have been doing, as Muslims, during the holy month of Ramadan. They have worked so hard during SATs whilst fasting and we are all proud of their commitment and effort! They created the PowerPoint below to explain their customs, traditions and beliefs!
After creating our river models, we presented them at a rivers exhibition for Y3. We made them interactive to help teach Y3 about river features. Afterwards we took feedback and found out what Y3 had learned. Fun and interactive features received positive feedback, while teamwork and organisation were the points for improvement for some groups. We really enjoyed teaching Y3 and learning about rivers and ourselves!
What did we learn about rivers?
We have finished the first draft of our Treasure Island stories and have begun to edit our work. We created a checklist of common mistakes we make in our work, explained our plot and looked at example WAGOLLs before we started. Then the editing begun!
Geography TASC: Can you create a model to teach a younger child about river formation?
As part of our topic on rivers, we have used the TASC approach to create a project. We have worked in groups to produce a model to teach younger children what we have learnt about rivers, their features and how they are formed. Next week we will hold an exhibition for the Year 3 classes to visit!
NRICH Maths Problem
Mrs Baxter and Mr Moth’s maths group have worked on a very difficult maths problem today which really tested their skills of solving complex, multi-step problems. The room was filled with exceptional, high-level mathematical reasoning as pairs discussed their methods as calculations. Currently, NRICH doesn’t have any published solutions to this problem so we have submitted ours and hope to see them uploaded soon!
Look at our amazing solutions
Science Week: J P Joule Presentation
Observing the effects of liquid nitrogen on an egg!
J.P.Joule ‘energy can’t be destroyed; it is changed’
British Science Week - "Fixperts" Project
As part of British Science Week, we took part in the "Fixperts" project - using scientific knowledge and engineering skills to solve everyday problems. We were introduced to Violet as our "Fixpert" partner, who explained her everyday problem: opening bottles and jars - as her grip is no longer strong enough. We set to work in our teams to create devices that could help Violet with this issue. The resulting ideas, teamwork and range of skills were astonishing!
World Book Day
We have had the best day for WBD 2019! we started the day with a great assembly where we got to see all of the teachers amazing outfits. Then, back in the classroom, we paired up with a character that was very different to the one we dressed up as. Mr Stink (Mr Stanley) and Kissing Kate Barlow (Mrs Baxter) read to us a short piece on how they met. We then had to write our own. I'm sure you'll agree- they're amazing!!
We also had a book share where we brought in books we wanted to swap and share with others. Every child got a book as Mr Chard and Mrs Mrs Bradley had prepared some for anyone who forgot to bring a book into school.
We had the most amazing costumes in Year 6- thank you so much to all of the parents, grandparents and carers who helped make and buy them- we really did have an amazing day, full of magical literary moments.
Even our teachers dressed up!!
In year 6, we support and care for each other
This week year 6 have been on bike ability. Unfortunately, some children weren't confident enough to be taken out onto the roads with the instructors. But, here at Springfield, we don't let challenges like this put us off! 3 children who achieved their targets early, devised a lesson to help and support the children who found it difficult. What a fabulous team we have in year 6: always caring and helping each other to achieve!
After being assessed for Bike Ability Level 1 on the playground, most of us passed to make it to Level 2 - being taken out on the busy streets of Sale! It was a real challenge but one we enjoyed!
Geography Rivers TASC
Today we started our Geography TASC project: Rivers. Our task is to teach younger children about river formation using a model. We have to demonstrate our own learning whilst creating an educational model! The project will last for six weeks, week 1 has been deciding on the model and generating our ideas!
What an amazing day we enjoyed by the river as part of our Geography topic! We found so much wildlife and lots of signs of Spring. After learning about the features of a river in our lessons it was great to identify many of them in real life in our local area. Why do you think we didn't see every feature of a river on our trip?
In science we have been learning about fossils. To begin with, we ordered the events of the fossilisation process and looked at a range of fossils from the natural world. We then went into the garden and collected natural items to fossilise. As the children pressed their items into the clay, they described the process that would happen on the sea bed to their peers. I'm sure you'll agree that they look fantastic!
Ultimate Frisbee in PE!
Evolution and Inheritance: Sharing our Science Learning with Y3
As part of our science topic: Evolution and Inheritance, we have been investigating how animals have adapted over time to suit their habitat. We created interactive, educational displays to show our learning. After creating models of habitats and animals, we added information to explain how they have adapted over time to suit their environment. To check that our work met its success criteria, we invited a Year 3 class to look around our habitat exhibits and give their feedback.
Serious messages were heard and vital skills learned by Y6 on their recent visit to Crucial Crew. We listened to representatives from GMP, the BTP, the RNLI and learned some essential first aid skills!
Launching Our School Values
We had lots of fun launching our new school values. Working in pairs, we chose a value and created a piece of art, using synonyms and related words from newspapers and magazines as a backdrop for a symbol of our chosen value, collaged in a matching colour. The results are fantastic, with many being framed around school!
Ice Skating Marble Treat!
Dancing on Ice!
Ancient Greek TASC Projects!
Battle of Marathon - Stop Motion Animation
Wow Y6! What amazing TASC projects you produced! Musical performances, drama, cooking, construction, model making, animations, interviews and even pottery! Precise planning, relevant research, enormous effort and great fun! Well done every one! We are so proud of you all!
All of the wet weather has meant year 6 haven't been outside much so, to help us keep focused, we've been opening all of the windows and meeting our daily excersise goals by dancing to Go Noodle!
Sequences- Finding the nth Term
Today in maths, we have been playing a sequences game. The children had to match the answers with the correlating question. These however, were not easy questions; they involved finding the nth term, finding a missing term or matching the nth term with its matching sequence!
Editing Our Quest Stories
Today, we took the opportunity to work collaboratively as a year group and edit our work. We focused on ensuring we achieved and included our targets from our previous price of writing, varied our sentence structure and used language for precision and effect.
For our class assembly we wrote our own scripts for different Greek scenes. We decided to send 4 teachers back in time to Ancient Greece, meeting Olympians, Poets, Philosophers, Spartans, Athenians and Minor Gods. It was a whirlwind tour!
As part of our Computing lessons, we have been learning about html coding. We used Mozilla X-ray goggles to remix webpages, creating our own "Fake News". We used our critical eye to identify truthful stories and fake stories, where genuine websites had been altered.
Maths Greater Depth Problem Solving
We love to wonder in year 6 and our new topic in science, electricity, has had us doing just that!
We've been working collaboratively and scientifically whilst emercing ourselves into our exciting new topic.
Watch out for updates- as we build on from our year 4 knowledge- on how we develop our understanding and create our WOW final products using the TASC wheel!
Y6 Greek God Interviews
Each group created an interview with their Greek God to showcase their learning, research, script-writing and drama skills as well as their computing talent, combining apps on the iPad to create and edit their videos!
Coding Retro Games in Scratch
During our computing lessons, we have coded our own retro games. Taking inspiration from Pong, we have wrote our own scripts to our own games. I'm sure you'll agree, they're excellent!
Oliver and Sam
Fin and Tom
Using the TASC Wheel in Science
We have used the TASC wheel in our science lesson to create an evidence based exercise programme for two people with very different needs.
The Circulatory System
Today we have been out on the playground to recreate the circulatory system. Children were given the roles of; the blood; the heart; the lungs and other vital organs. The children then acted as the blood stream showing the double circulation to lungs and to the rest of body, passing through the heart.
We have been continuing our enquiry based approach to science by investigating the lungs. We were initially given a balloon and some string to investigate lung capacity. At first, we were all unsure but, after the initial wobble, we began to use the balloon and string correctly. Then, we went outside and worked as a class to create a huge pair of lungs on the playground. The only problem was: it was a competition. We had to work using non verbal communication and only had chalk, balloons and tape to create the trachea, bronchus, bronchioles and avilolis.
Year 6 have written some fantastic ghost stories.
We have worked really hard to include; highly detailed description with expanded noun phrases and prepositional openers; tension by including short sentences and rhetorical questions; a range of high level punctuation and a range of exciting sentence starters.
We have attached a few examples, which I'm sure you'll agree are amazing, but we have a full class set of extremely impressive stories!
We opened our Science topic with a bang today in year 6! The children were filled with wonder when when we presented them with an unknown organ. Many of them guessed correctly that it was infact a heart.
The children then had the opportunity to observe and investigate the heart. They then completed challenges to label the features of the heart, experiment with the heart by filling it with water and then finally cutting into the heart to reveal the septum, valves and heart cords.
The room was buzzing with scientific enquiry and vocabulary. Well done 6S!
Handball in PE
At Springfield we care, learn and achieve together